Ukrainian Finance Ministry, IMF mission discuss State Fiscal Service reform

Ukrainian Finance Ministry, IMF mission discuss State Fiscal Service reformA delegation of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been carrying out an independent assessment of the reform of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine since the start of this week, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry's press service reported.

"We have presented our plan of reform of the Fiscal Service, our priorities and discussed its implementation with the IMF. It's time to translate this process into concrete actions and results, which businesses will feel," the ministry's press service quoted Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk as saying at a meeting with the IMF mission.

According to the ministry, the sides discussed the implementation of key performance indicators (KPI) which were developed by the Finance Ministry and which reflect the expectations of the business from the structural changes in the Fiscal Service. They discussed removing unnecessary functions and dismissal of inefficient staff of the service, primarily support staff in regions, and using the released funds to increase salaries.

The ministry said that they are developing additional tools to protect the rights of taxpayers in order to reduce the number of irregularities within the Fiscal Service.

As reported, the State Fiscal Service is a leader among government agencies in terms of the number of complaints from businesses. According to the business ombudsman, about 45% of all complaints were directed against the Fiscal Service.
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